By Robert Hugh Benson
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About Lord Of the realm through Robert Hugh Benson
Lord of the area is a 1907 novel by way of Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson that facilities upon the reign of the Anti-Christ and the tip of the realm. it's been known as prophetic by means of Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.According to his biographer, Fr. Cyril Martindale, Mgr. Benson's depiction of the longer term was once in lots of methods an inversion of the technological know-how fiction novels of H. G. Wells. specifically, Benson used to be sickened via Wells' trust that Atheism, Marxism, international executive, and Eugenics could bring about a secular utopia. as a result of his depiction of a Wellsian destiny as a world police nation, Benson's novel has been referred to as one of many first sleek works of dystopian fiction. Writing in the course of the preach of Pope Pius X and sooner than the 1st international conflict, Monsignor Benson appropriately anticipated interstate highways and passenger air commute utilizing a sophisticated kind of Zeppelin known as the "volor". in spite of the fact that, he additionally presumed the survival of the British Empire and main commute by means of rail. Like many different Catholics of the period during which he wrote, Monsignor Benson stocks the political and financial perspectives of G. ok. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc.